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Hungarian Rock Classics I. Omega: Pearls in Her Hair

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Magyar Posta is launching a new series of thematic stamps entitled Hungarian Rock Classics. The first rock band to be presented is Omega. Fifty thousand copies of the black numbered perforated souvenir sheets and four thousand copies of the red numbered imperforated souvenir sheets designed by the graphic artist Attila André Elekes using Szilvia Pállay-Kovács’s illustrations were produced by ANY Security Printing Company. The new issue will be released on 5 August 2020 and will be available from Filaposta, philately specialist services, certain post offices and www.posta.hu.

5 August 2020

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Hungarian saints and blesseds VIII.

Szentek VIII. blokk smallMagyar Posta is continuing the presentation of Hungarian saints and blesseds in 2020. The numbered souvenir sheets with the subtitle Pious Elizabeths are issued in honour of Elizabeth of Hungary, Elizabeth of Töss and Saint Elizabeth of Portugal. Together with the standard edition, a special edition using embossing and, as part of the exclusive set, a likewise numbered limited edition black print are also being released. The new souvenir sheet was designed by the graphic artist Imre Benedek and printed by the banknote printing company Pénzjegynyomda. The new issues are available from Filaposta, philately specialist services, certain post offices and www.posta.hu.

5 August 2020

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Our Natural Assets 2020 stamp set

Természeti értékek 2020 sorThe four stamps in Magyar Posta’s series on the subject of Our Natural Assets in 2020 feature the dor beetle, the purple coneflower, the Tatar maple and the zander. While each of the stamps shows a particular natural asset, the graphic composition places these different elements in a single space. The stamp series was designed by the graphic artist Tibor Z. Petényi and produced by ANY Security Printing Company. The stamps were printed in mixed sheets with 30,000 copies of each of them. The new issue is available from Filaposta, philately specialist services, post offices and www.posta.hu.

5 August 2020

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Regions and Towns III: Dombóvár, Kisvárda and Százhalombatta

Tájak, városok III_sThe three new stamps in Magyar Posta’s series on the subject of Regions and Towns in 2020 feature Dombóvár, Kisvárda and Százhalombatta, all celebrating their 50th anniversary of becoming a town. As well as showing some main sights, the graphic composition of the stamps allows the position of the towns to be indicated on the map of Hungary. Fifty thousand copies of the stamps of the series designed by the graphic artist Imre Benedek were produced by ANY Security Printing Company. The new issues are available from Filaposta, philately specialist services, certain post offices and www.posta.hu.

6 July 2020

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For youth 2020: The first Hungarian space flight was 40 years ago

Űrrepülés 40 smallIt is now 40 years since the first Hungarian flew in space and Magyar Posta is marking this anniversary with a stamp issue. The amount of the surcharge to support youth stamp collecting on two of the stamps of the miniature sheet totalling HUF 150 is devoted to promoting philately among young people. Fifteen thousand copies of the commemorative miniature sheet of four stamps designed by the graphic artist Barnabás Baticz were produced by ANY Security Printing Company. The new issue is available from Filaposta, philately specialist services, certain post offices and www.posta.hu.

3 June 2020

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The Zugliget chairlift opened 50 years ago

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Magyar Posta is marking the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Zugliget chairlift by issuing a commemorative stamp. Fifty thousand copies of the special stamp designed by the graphic artist Glória Hefelle were produced by ANY Security Printing Company. The new issue is available from Filaposta, philately specialist services, certain post offices and www.posta.hu.

11 May 2020

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The Buda Castle funicular is 150 years old

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Magyar Posta is marking the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Zugliget chairlift by issuing a commemorative stamp. Fifty thousand copies of the special stamp designed by the graphic artist Glória Hefelle were produced by ANY Security Printing Company. The new issue is available from Filaposta, philately specialist services, certain post offices and www.posta.hu.

11 May 2020

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150 years of the Fire Brigade and the Association of Hungarian Fire Services

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Magyar Posta is issuing a set of special stamps to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the Hungarian Fire Brigade and the Association of Hungarian Fire Services. Fifty thousand copies of each of the two stamps in the set designed by the graphic artist Orsolya Kara were produced by ANY Security Printing Company using source material provided by the Central Museum of Disaster Management. The new issue will go on sale on 4 May 2020 and from that date will be available at first day post offices, Filaposta, philately specialist services, certain post offices and www.posta.hu.

4 May 2020

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EUROPA2020: Ancient postal routes

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Each year the members of the Association of European Postal Operators (PostEurop) issue stamps on a common theme to present the identical values of their states. The “EUROPA stamp” is still one of the most popular themes for collectors, and issues bearing the official logo are among the most sought-after new stamps. In 2020 the member countries are presenting the theme of ancient postal routes. The Hungarian miniature sheet consisting of two pairs of stamps was designed by the graphic artist Attila André Elekes of which 20,000 copies were produced by ANY Security Printing Company. The new issue is available from Filaposta, philately specialist services, certain post offices and www.posta.hu.

4 May 2020

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Centenary of the birth of Saint Pope John Paul II

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Magyar Posta is commemorating the centenary of the birth of Saint Pope John Paul II by issuing a souvenir sheet. The souvenir sheet, its special editions and the related philatelic products designed by the graphic artist Barnabás Baticz were produced by ANY Security Printing Company. The products are available from Filaposta, philately specialist services and certain post offices, or may be ordered by email from philately@posta.hu or on the website www.posta.hu.

4 May 2020

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The Hungarian Meteorological Service is 150 years old

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Magyar Posta is marking the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the Hungarian Meteorological Service by issuing a commemorative stamp. Fifty thousand copies of the special stamp designed by the graphic artist Barnabás Baticz were produced by ANY Security Printing Company. The new issue is available from Filaposta, philately specialist services, certain post offices and www.posta.hu.

4 May 2020

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Postal history IV

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Magyar Posta continues the issue of its series of definitive stamps on postal history, which began in 2017. In 2020 six denominations are appearing. The series of self-adhesive stamps with a total face value of HUF 2,750 was designed by the graphic artist Barnabás Baticz and is produced by Pátria Printing House in quantities dependent on demand. The new issue is available from Filaposta, philately specialist services, certain post offices and www.posta.hu.

4 May 2020

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100 years of the Hungarian Police Force

Rendőrség smallMagyar Posta is marking the centenary of the establishment of the unified Hungarian Police Force by issuing a promotional personalised stamp. Seventy thousand copies of the philatelic novelty made by printing on the label part of the Very Own Stamp personalised stamp were produced by the banknote printing company Pénzjegynyomda and can be purchased at Filaposta and designated post offices or ordered from Magyar Posta’s online store from 24 April 2020.

24 April 2020

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150 years of the picture postcard

Képeslap 150 smallMagyar Posta is issuing a thematic personalised stamp to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the picture postcard. Eight thousand copies of the stamp with a label designed by the graphic artist Imre Benedek were produced.

16 April 2020

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Eminent Philatelists III - Dr Lajos Richter

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For the third time Magyar Posta is issuing a thematic personalised stamp on Eminent Philatelists, which on this occasion features the well-known stamp collector Dr Lajos Richter. Eight thousand copies of the stamp with a label designed by the graphic artist Imre Benedek were produced.

16 April 2020

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100 years of the Postal Directorate in Debrecen

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In 2020 the Postal Directorate in Debrecen is celebrating the centenary of its establishment, which is being marked by the release of a promotional personalised stamp. Seventy thousand copies of the philatelic novelty made by printing on the label part of Your Own Message Stamp IV: Domestic were produced by the banknote printing company Pénzjegynyomda, and can be purchased at Filaposta and designated post offices or ordered from Magyar Posta’s online store from 16 April.

16 April 2020

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Centenary of the birth of Ferenc Zenthe

Zenthe bélyeg smallMagyar Posta is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of the performing artist Ferenc Zenthe by issuing a special stamp. Fifty thousand copies of the special stamp designed by the graphic artist Péter Nagy were produced by ANY Security Printing Company. The new issue is available from Filaposta, philately specialist services, certain post offices and www.posta.hu.

2 April 2020

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Miklós Zrínyi was born 400 years ago

Zrínyi bélyeg smallMagyar Posta is honouring the poet, military commander, politician and military scientist Miklós Zrínyi on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his birthby issuing a commemorative stamp. Fifty thousand copies of the special stamp designed by the graphic artist Szilvia Lázár were produced by ANY Security Printing Company. The new issue is available from Filaposta, philately specialist services, certain post offices and www.posta.hu.

2 April 2020

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250th anniversary of Semmelweis University

SOTE emléklap smallMagyar Posta is honouring the 250th anniversary of Semmelweis University by issuing a commemorative sheet. In addition to the commemorative sheet marking the occasion, the decorative folder contains the stamp depicting Ignác Semmelweis from the series “Pioneers of Medicine” issued in 1987. Two thousand copies of the folder and commemorative sheet designed by Balázs Baksa were printed by ANY Security Printing Company. The new issue will go on sale on 17 March 2020 and from that date will be available at Filaposta and www.posta.hu.

17 March 2020

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Easter 2020

Húsvét 2020 smallMagyar Posta is celebrating Christianity’s most important feast, Easter, by issuing a definitive stamp. Decorated eggs from the Art on Eggs Museum in Zengővárkony, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, appear on the self-adhesive domestic stamp with no value indication and its first day cover. The stamp was designed by the graphic artist Péter Nagy and produced at the Pátria Printing House. The new issue is available from Filaposta, philately specialist services, certain post offices and www.posta.hu.

4 March 2020

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Ludwig van Beethoven was born 250 years ago

Beethoven_smallMagyar Posta is issuing a commemorative stamp in honour of the 250th anniversary of the birth of the celebrated German composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Fifty thousand copies of the stamp designed by the graphic artist Orsolya Kara were produced by ANY Security Printing Company. The new issue will go on sale on 4 March 2020 and from that date will be available at first day post offices, Filaposta, philately specialist services, certain post offices and www.posta.hu.

4 March 2020

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The wonderful world of the Bakony dinosaur site II.

Dino II. smallMagyar Posta is continuing its series presenting the wonderful world of the Bakony dinosaur site. The second issue, following the concept begun in 2018, presents another six prehistoric animals. The stamps were produced by the printing company Pénzjegynyomda based on the design of the graphic artist Tibor Z. Petényi. Fifty thousand copies of the black numbered perforated souvenir sheets and 4,000 copies of the red numbered imperforated souvenir sheets will be released on 4 March 2020. The new issues will be available from Filaposta, philately specialist services, certain post offices and www.posta.hu.

4 March 2020

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Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean 500 years ago

Magellán bg smallMagyar Posta is issuing a special stamp to mark the 500th anniversary of Magellan reaching the Pacific Ocean. Fifty thousand copies of the stamp designed by the Kossuth Prize-winning graphic artist István Orosz were produced by ANY Security Printing Company. The new issue will go on sale on 4 March 2020 and from that date will be available at first day post offices, Filaposta, philately specialist services, certain post offices and www.posta.hu.

4 March 2020

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HISTORY OF CLOTHING III

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Magyar Posta is continuing its stamp series History of Clothing by presenting two 18th-century outfits. Twenty thousand copies of the new issue designed by the graphic artist István Weisenburger were produced by ANY Security Printing Company. The miniature sheet released on 12 February 2020 will be available from Filaposta, philately specialist services, certain post offices and www.posta.hu.

12 February 2020

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Chinese Horoscope: 2020 – the year of the rat

Patkány smallFor the seventh time, Magyar Posta is issuing a special miniature sheet of two pairs of stamps using motifs from the Chinese horoscope. The coming period from 25 January 2020 until 11 February 2021 is the year of the rat associated with the element metal. Twenty thousand copies of this year’s new miniature sheet designed by András Szunyoghy Jr were produced by ANY Security Printing Company. It is available from Filaposta, philately specialist services, certain post offices and www.posta.hu.

6 February 2020

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34th LEN European Water Polo Championships

Vízilabda smallMagyar Posta is marking the 34th LEN European Water Polo Championships, which are being held in Hungary, by issuing a special stamp. Fifty thousand copies of the stamp were produced by ANY Security Printing Company based on the designs of the artists of the Graphasel Design Studio: Csaba Attila Dobos graphic artist and László Ördögh art director. The new issue will go on sale from 10 January 2020 and from that date will be available at first day post offices, Filaposta, philately specialist services, certain post offices and www.posta.hu.

10 January 2020

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